Your first step is to contact your municipality. Some municipalities may have sand and/or bags available for their residents. Some may provide sand, but not bags.
NBMCA does not supply or provide sandbags; our role is natural hazard management including flood monitoring and forecasting.
The Canadian Armed Forces have a helpful video available on You Tube on how to build a sandbag wall.
Information on how to construct sandbag flood protection barriers may be found here on Quinte Conservation's website.
Below is a brief list of sandbag suppliers (in alphabetical order). We are not endorsing any of these suppliers or guaranteeing their supply; simply providing information which may assist the community. Sandbags may vary in size or quality.
This is by no means a complete list of sandbag suppliers, and local hardware and supply stores may also have sandbags available.
Burrows Country Store & Garden Store
270 3rd Ave. W., North Bay
Ferris Home Hardware
390 Lakeshore Dr., North Bay
Gateway Home Hardware
1300 Algonquin Ave., North Bay
OCP Construction Supplies
1704 Seymour St., North Bay
Wilson’s Builder Supplies
760 John St., Mattawa
BTS Construction Services – 905-669-6473
Burtex – 416-745-2711
Greely Sand & Gravel
Gx Packaging – 519-686-1669 or 1-866-857-7143
Lloyd Bag Co. Ltd. – 1-800-549-2247
Polytarp Products – 1-800-606-2231
Porcupine Canvas – 1-800-461-1045
Uline – 1-800-295-5510